Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ahhh.... my Taper

My Taper has started and other than feeling like I've gained 2 or 3 lbs, I am loving it! As an added bonus to my shorter workout schedules, the weather in Richmond seems to have broken for a few days and the last week had been beautiful. As a result, my mood is more upbeat and I am having positive thoughts for next weekend.

Some highlights:

  • A speedy hour bike Wed night at West Creek (ave 18.5 with my zone 4 fifteen minutes at paces over 20 mph) followed by an easy zone 1 run;
  • Two strong swims at the YMCA;
  • A positive left knee check up at the orthopedist (my knee has been twingy since my fall in Cville and I thought I'd be safe and get it checked);
  • A bike to Ashland Coffee & Tea with Bart and the Gammons this morning and a 40 minute run in the fan around my old stomping grounds and through the Carytown Watermelon Festival followed by a quick cool down dip in the pool;
  • A yummy Friday night dinner at the Farmhouse with TG40 and hubby followed by some sangria under the stars and big oaks as we listened to Susan Greenbaum; and
  • Lots and lots of inspiration from the amazing athletes competing in this year's Olympics.

I've started my packing lists for Timberman and we head out to New Hampshire Thursday morning after our brick. One week left!


Kate said...

Gotta love the taper, especially when you see your hard work coming to fruition. You are rock Timberman.

TriGirl 40 (okay - 41) said...

Inspiring workouts - and a perfect end to your Timberman training - can't wait to hear how you make the race yours.

Then we can celebrate with more sangrias at the Farmhouse. Yum!!!

Michelle @ Diary of an Aspiring Loser said...

Oh, so close!! Glad you're feeling confident.